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International Union of Muslim Scholars Announces Alliances with Israel ‘Haram’

An organization of Islamic theologians says any normalization of ties with Israel is  Haram (religiously forbidden), and that the move by some Arab governments to make peace with the occupying regime amounts to a “betrayal” of the Palestinian nation’s rights.

The International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS) affirms that the measures taken by some countries, such as the United Arab Emirates and Morocco, regarding striking up alliances with the occupying Zionist regime are religiously forbidden, condemned, and regarded as a betrayal of the rights of Palestinian people, the union’s Secretary-General Ali al-Qaradaghi said in a statement on Saturday.

The IUMS reiterated its permanent support for Palestine, the Israeli-occupied city of al-Quds, and the sacred al-Aqsa Mosque compound, condemning any normalization with the regime in Tel Aviv.

The union said it had “previously issued several statements in condemnation of normalization with the occupiers of Palestine, al-Aqsa Mosque and the Palestinian lands, and organized several conferences and seminars to emphasize the religious ban on normalization of relations with Israel.”

It called on all concerned parties to make concerted efforts to liberate all Israeli-occupied lands, especially the al-Aqsa Mosque compound and the city of al-Quds.

Former Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu signed normalization agreements with Emirati Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani during an official ceremony hosted by ex-US president Donald Trump at the White House on September 15 last year.

Morocco and Sudan later signed the so-called Abraham Accords as well.

Palestinians seek an independent state in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip with East al-Quds as its capital. They have repeatedly condemned the normalization deals with Israel as a stab in the back of the Palestinian nation.

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